UK Cycling Tours

Cycling Holidays In The Peak District, Derbyshire, England

Cycling is a fantastic way to see an area. Not only are you keeping fit in an environmentally friendly manner but you are able to cover a good distance & really get a feel for the places you visit.

The Peak District offers some fabulous & diverse scenery and traveling by bike allows you to cover much more ground than walking alone. How difficult or easy a tour is depends very much on individual opinion however all tours are graded to give you an idea of what to expect from a tour.

You can choose to travel light & have your luggage transported for you between overnight stops or alternatively, carry your luggage with you in the panniers provided, which are mounted on a rear rack.

All tours are self led which allows you to travel at your own pace & stop when you wish. You are provided with bikes & equipment (panniers, bar bags, helmets etc), maps, local information & history, detailed route notes & an emergency back up number in the unlikely event that you require assistance.

All prices are per person based on 2 people sharing either a twin or double room. If you would like to book a single supplement please state this on the booking form & we will contact you to discuss prices & availablity.

There are 8 tours to choose from or you can call us on 01457 851462 or 07961 052 590 if you would like an alternative tour arranging.

Tours 1 to 10 of 14

10 Day Lands End to John O'Groats

cycling tour
Tour Length: 10 days, 10 nights
Grade: Hard

The Lands End to John O’Groats cycle tour or 'LEJOG' conjures up a variety of images; an escapade; a challenge; hard work; a puncture or two; stunning scenery, and a tremendous sense of achievement. Since the 1960’s the End to End has become a firm favourite with the British people. This 10 Day Ride across Britain is our toughest challenge and not for the faint hearted!

From £1250 to £1600 depending on your choice of accommodation

Channel to the Med

cycling tour
Tour Length: 14 days, 14 nights
Grade: Hard

Welcome to Peak Tours newest cycle challenge from one end of France to the other. Starting from the northern French coast at the port town of Caen we continue southwards to finish the tour near Nice on the Mediterranean coastline two weeks later.

So, Why France? France is a wide and diverse country which contains a variety of different and stunning landscapes. France is also 1/4 as densely populated as the UK and much more rural so the roads are quieter and cyclists are treated with much more respect.

Most people have heard of the Tour de France and the country can arguably be considered the cultural home of cycling. We will cycle through some of the iconic landscapes that you may have seen whilst watching the tour and most notably we will take in Mont Ventoux en-route to Nice.

Historic Villages & Alpine Trails

cycling tour
Tour Length: 2 days, 2 nights
Grade: Moderate

Lying on the edge of the Dark & White Peak areas of the Peak District Hathersage is perfectly placed to explore the best of the National Park. This tour comprises two contrasting rides which take you around the banks of the Upper Derwent reservoirs to the north which has a much more rugged feel. Your journey south takes you through numerous limestone villages with the chance to sample some great food at the many country pubs on offer.

£140 no luggage transfer required

Heart of the Peak

cycling tour
Tour Length: 4 days, 4 nights
Grade: Moderate

This unique tour combines some of the Peak District's best known attractions with numerous hidden gems best discovered by bike. From the attractive spa town of Buxton to the more rugged crags around Stanage this tour takes you from the more gentle limestone hills of the White Peak through picturesque villages such as Youlgreave, Tideswell & Eyam to the glamorous surroundings of Chatsworth. The spectacular ridges around Castleton offer a different perspective as you venture further to the alpine slopes of the High Peak.

With luggage transfer: £295 and without: £240

The Limestone Peak

cycling tour
Tour Length: 3 days, 3 nights
Grade: Moderate

Discover the fantastic Victorian resort of Matlock & Matlock Bath where you can take the cable car to the 'Heights of Abraham'. Pass through Cromford to join the High Peak Trail up to Middleton Top to join the Pennine Bridleway. This fantastic ride takes you to Hartington where you will stay in the magnificent 17th century manor house. You will continue through the attractive village of Youlgrave before arriving at Bakewell, with a chance to sample the delicious locally made pudding. Fantastic views & pretty limestone villages characterise the route through Tideswell to Eyam. Your final day takes you through the Chatsworth Estate where you will have the choice of two contrasting routes back to Matlock.

With luggage transfer: £245 and without: £195

Rivers and Gorges of the White Peak

cycling tour
Tour Length: 2 days, 2 nights
Grade: Easy

This gentle tour is based in the lovely village of Hartington. Set amongst the rolling green fields of Derbyshire's White Peak you will cycle along numerous traffic free bridleways & quiet country lanes to discover a number of unspoilt Peak District villages. Each days route has a number of alternatives if you wish to extend your ride & navigation is easy. This tour is suitable for anyone with limited cycling experience or anyone that would like a leisurely tour in some of the Peak Districts most scenic country.

£145 no luggage transfer required

Peak Family Tour

cycling tour
Tour Length: 3 days, 3 nights
Grade: Easy

This tour is suitable for families because the majority of the route is along traffic free bridleways and the mileage each day is low. However this tour is suitable for anyone with limited cycling experience. Your first day takes you along the High Peak Trail to the ancient market town of Winster. Your second day in the saddle is mostly along quiet country lanes to the charming town of Ashbourne. Day 3 is almost entirely on bridleways back to your starting point.

With luggage transfer: £195 and without: £165

Way of the Roses

cycling tour
Tour Length: 4 days, 4 nights
Grade: Hard

Starting from Morecambe on the west coast this challenging ride passes through stunning scenery along the 170 mile route to the east coast at Bridlington. Opened in September 2010 the Sustrans Way of the Roses tour is well signposted and has train stations at either end making travel to & from the start and end points easy.

White Peak Way

cycling tour
Tour Length: 4 days, 4 nights
Grade: Moderate/Hard

Departing from Buxton along the Pennine Bridleway provides a leisurely start to this tour as you cycle southwards to one of Derbyshire's finest old towns Ashbourne. Out of Ashbourne you will pass through the ancient village of Winster with its interesting market house and fine Georgian architecture. Passing through pretty Elton & Youlgreave you will continue to Bakewell with a chance to sample the locally made pudding. Venturing north through Castleton & back to Buxton provides a comprehensive tour of some of the White Peak's best known attractions.

With luggage transfer: £295 and without: £240

The Ultimate Peak District Tour

cycling tour
Tour Length: 5 days, 5 nights
Grade: Moderate

This amazing tour starts in the historic High Peak village of Hathersage, nestling beneath a series of spectacular ridges and tors. A leisurely cycle to Castleton takes you around the alpine banks of the Upper Derwent Reservoirs, which blend in perfectly to the surrounding landscape. From Castleton you will continue through the historic village of Eyam before arriving at England's highest market town at Buxton, known for its rejuvenating Spa water. A fantastic trail south takes you through numerous historic limestone villages and through Derbyshire's best known dale, Dovedale, to Ashbourne. Your final day's ride to Matlock provides a fantastic end to this comprehensive tour.

With luggage transfer: £365 and without: £295
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News

New 10 Day LEJOG

We are pleased to announce that we have a new 10 day Lands End to John o'Groats tour. with an average of nearly 100 miles per day this tour is not for the faint hearted!

10 Day LEJOG

Dover to Cape Wrath

After two great tours in 2013 we are running two more Dover to Cape Wrath tours in 2014. We have changed a few days routes from last year by improving some of the sections through Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

Dover to Cape Wrath

WAY OF THE ROSES TOUR

This is a truly superb tour. a four day coast to coast passing through some amazing scenery and without the crowds. Photo's from the September 2013 tour can be viewed hereSeptember 2013 Way of the Roses

Way of the Roses

Coast to coast

Well done to all of those that completed the Coast to coast in 2013. Dates are now available for 2014.

Coast to coast

September 2013 LEJOG

Well done to everyone that completed the September 2013 LEJOG

Sept 2013 LEJOG

Moselle to Mozart

We are really looking forward to getting out and cycling our first two tours across Southern Germany and Austria. We cover 800 miles in 2 weeks which is a more leisurely pace than our LEJOG or Dover to Cape Wrath tours.

Moselle to Mozart

Photos from Germany

Photo's from the September 2014 Moselle to Mozart tour.

Photos from Germany

What our customers say

Overall, an excellent tour. Couldn’t fault it and will be recommending it to friends for sure. Thank you!

Ben Sedley, April 2014

Great value for money. Very well organised. Would definately recommend & do again.

MM, July 2011

We found the YHA very comfortable with great surroundings. Simon says 'best pub garden he's been in for a while'.

JT, YHA Family tour August 2011

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hostels. We really enjoyed it - good value for money.

CM, Fields & Dales August 2011

A wonderful and memorable experience. The routes & route guides were well chosen and very accurate. A great holiday and strongly recommended for those who would like a more challenging & adventurous vacation.

IM, Ultimate Peak tour June 2011

Very good for the family with younger riders/those who haven't been on a bike for ages. It was just about the right length & the directions were excellent.

Fantastic value for money and I would recommend it to anyone looking to do some exercise and see the area. Bikes were delivered promptly & luggage collected & transported without any fuss. Everyone involved - tour staff & B&B owners were all very helpful & friendly - a great 3 days, thank you!

SB, Peak Family Tour September 2011

We really enjoyed the whole weekend & re discovered the Peak District which we have neglected over the years. We will be back!

MR, Historic villages & alpine trails May 2011

We all enjoyed the tour very much - the routes & accommodation were all great, thank you!

The Hayward Family, Peak Family Tour May 2010

The bikes were excellent, well maintained and efficient gearing & the computers were a nice touch. We had a great time & will use Peak Tours again.

A & R Carter, Limestone Peak April 2010

We loved the Peak District & were most grateful for your efficient back up assistance - we couldn't have done it without you.

Hilary, Heart of the Peak Tour April 2010

Great tour overall, excellent challenge. Lovely B&B keepers – you could not ask for nicer places in lovely villages. My husband and I (68yrs and 72yrs) believe we have qualified for our Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award!

Margaret Wood, June 2014

We’d definitely go on another tour. The cycle routes and walks went through some lovely landscapes and the B&Bs were great to stay at. Collecting the bikes and luggage went smoothly. Thanks very much.

Phil Ramsay, June 2014

Excellent value for money. All parts of the tour were excellent and I would recommend Peak Tours to others without hesitation.

Alison Lowndes, May 2014

Amazing landscapes, beautiful houses – Chatsworth estate was absolutely divine. Most enjoyable! Super – look forward to another tour!

Michele Christensen, May 2014

Wonderful accommodation and thanks to Stan for his wonderful service. Would seriously consider a similar tour next year.

Grahan & Elizabeth Jones, May 2014

We loved the variety & the amazing view points. Couldn't be better & looking forward to the next tour.

KG, Limestone Peak Tour June 2011